Rhodeus amarus

Scientific name Rhodeus amarus
Descriptor Bloch
Year of description 1782
IUCN category LC
Family Cyprinidae
Genus Rhodeus
Rhodeus amarus Rhodeus amarus

Introduction

Rhodeus amarus is a fresh water fish.

Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    9 cm
  • Longevity
    3 year
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Pattern
    drawn scales
  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    9 cm
  • Longevity
    3 year
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Pattern
    drawn scales

How to recognize Rhodeus amarus ?

Rhodeus amarus measures around 6 cm. The dominant males can however reach 9 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly vert, argent and gris body. The also has argent drawn scales.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    scavenger and omnivorous with alguivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Rhodeus amarus is a fish living in small groups. This species is scavenger and omnivorous with alguivorous tendency .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Migratory species
    No

Rhodeus amarus is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    5 - 20 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7 - 7.5
  • gh (hardness)
    10 - 20
  • Flow
    Slow and Stagnant

Biotope presentation

This animal evolves in areas characterized by a strong presence of vegetation (aquatic and marsh plants, decaying organic matter, roots...).

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